Constructed room, caneite acoustic tiles, observation mirror, office furniture and paraphernalia, files, computer, Quicktime movie, signage, fluorescent lighting
300 x 220 x 290cm
Figure it exhibition, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, 2001
PhD submission, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
Room 714 is a small, completely empty room with the exception of a built–in mirror that is positioned just below comfortable average viewing height. The room is lined with acoustic tiling and is lit with fluorescent lighting. The acoustics of the room create a stifling atmosphere that encourages an intense subjective awareness.
Lined with the same acoustic tiling as Room 714, Room 715 is a research lab. The mirror in Room 714 is revealed as a one–way observation mirror; the desk is covered in papers, reports and files; the filing cabinet is open and can be explored, and there is a video of an unknown individual undergoing an EEG on the computer. A subtly positioned surveillance camera watches over everything.
The images include video stills of the EEG procedure undertaken while speaking, writing and reading in English and Latvian; and the results of the EEG while writing in English and writing in Latvian.